Davidson at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Jan 22, 2018
Dayton coach Anthony Grant, center, speaks at Atlantic 10 Media Day with Davidson coach Bob McKillop, left, and Akron coach Keith Dambrot on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at the Capital One Center in Washington, D.C. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Davidson (10-7, 5-1) at Dayton (9-10, 3-4)

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.9

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.2

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 8.6

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.0

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.7

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Probable Davidson starters

Peyton Aldridge, 6-8, Sr., F, 20.1

Jon Axel Gudmundsson, 6-4, So., G, 15.0

Kellan Grady, 6-5, Fr., G, 15.8

KiShawn Pritchett, 6-6, So., G, 6.6

Oskar Michelsen, 6-9, Sr., F, 5.8

Reaction to Saturday loss to the Rams.

Series history: Davidson leads 5-2. Dayton lost 73-67 to Davidson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament last season in Pittsburgh. Dayton beat the Wildcats 89-82 in overtime at Davidson in the regular season last February. Dayton won the last meeting at UD Arena 80-74 in 2016.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 9-10 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 202-120. Bob McKillop is 543-335 in his 29th season at Davidson.

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Last games: On Saturday, Dayton lost 88-74 to Rhode Island at UD Arena. On Friday, Davidson beat St. Bonaventure 83-73 in Davidson, N.C.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 42 percent chance of winning and predicts a 73-71 score. … Cunningham ranks sixth in the nation in 2-point field-goal percentage (74.3). Overall, he’s shooting 67.6 percent. That percentage would rank third in school history behind Sean Finn (70.7, 2002-03) and Chris Daniels (68.8, 1995-96) if it stands. … Darrell Davis has made 169 3-pointers in his career. He ranks seventh in UD history. Since the start of A-10 play, he has passed Paul Williams (155), Shawn Haughn (157), Alex Robertson (158), Monty Scott (159) and Jordan Sibert (163).

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About Davidson: Since going 14-4 and winning the A-10 regular-season title in 2015, their first season in the league, the Wildcats have finished 10-8 and 8-10. They were 17-10 overall last season and were picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll. … In non-conference play, Davidson didn’t beat anyone ranked in the top 240 of the Pomeroy ratings. Its worst loss was to No. 231 Appalachian State. … Davidson has five foreign-born players on the roster: Dustin Kovacevic (Serbia); Nathan Ekwu (Nigeria), who’s out for the season with a knee injury; Gudmundsson (Iceland); Michelsen (Finland); and Will Magarity (Sweden).

Next game: Dayton plays Saint Louis (10-10, 3-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.

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